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Old Aid Wall aka Upper Echelon Wall
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YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Peavey and Gibson
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Submitted By: Jesse Ryan on Apr 19, 2010

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Sweet sidepull.


This is a nice, powerful line with multiple cruxes up the right side of the wall. Start with good edges and cruxes through many long reaches. There are plenty of horizontal rails and jugs to recover before most of the harder climbing. A nice, slab puzzle lies just before the chains.


Tailspin lies immediately left of the furthest right line - a warm-up - at the right arete.


10 bolts to anchor. 60m rope.

Photos of Tailspin Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun stuff.
Fun stuff.
Rock Climbing Photo: Long crux move.
Long crux move.
Rock Climbing Photo: Sickest move of the route.
Sickest move of the route.

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By Curt MacNeill
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 15, 2014

This line is literally one of the best routes I have done in Colorado. Huge, gorilla swinging style between horizontal slashes, the rock was reminiscent of the smooth stone found at the New and climbed a lot like the classic route Cell Block Six at the Red River Gorge. Huge moves that get a bit dynamic with powerful and flowy sequences, this route is hyper classic. I am just plain impressed. DO THIS ROUTE!!!
By Boulderdoc
From: Fort Collins, Colorado
Feb 1, 2015
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Basically one of the best routes ever at the grade. Do not miss!
By Stephen Felker
From: GA/CO
Oct 3, 2015

I threw a little tape on the back of my hands for the multiple horizontal jams. Unique climbing. Five stars!

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